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Jonathan Safran Foer: Illuminating Everything
The best-selling author Jonathan Safran Foer writes to interrogate his own past and all of our futures.
Season 5, Episode 20
Jonathan Safran Foer: Illuminating Everything
26:46
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From The Top
Author Jonathan Safran Foer, graphic novelist Nate Powell, and conductor Gustavo Dudamel
Season 5, Episode 20
From The Top
07:07
  • Literature
Elizabeth Acevedo’s Literary Realizations
As a grownup, Elizabeth Acevedo realized that the books she had needed as a child still didn’t exist. So she wrote them herself.
Season 5, Episode 19
Elizabeth Acevedo’s Literary Realizations
12:26
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John Darnielle: From Self-Destruction To Self-Construction
John Darnielle has excelled as a front-man, songwriter, and author by overcoming an innately self-destructive personality.
Season 5, Episode 19
John Darnielle: From Self-Destruction To Self-Construction
26:46
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Power Through Purpose
Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle, poet and author Elizabeth Acevedo, and mural artist Meg Saligman
Season 5, Episode 19
Power Through Purpose
02:34
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Gregory Pardlo Reads “Winter After the Strike”
Pardlo reads from his 2007 collection, Totem, at the Stotesbury Mansion.
Season 5
Gregory Pardlo Reads “Winter After the Strike”
02:34
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Natasha Trethewey Reads “Letter to Inmate #271847”
Trethewey reads a poem from her 2018 collection, Monument, at the Stotesbury Mansion.
Season 5
Natasha Trethewey Reads “Letter to Inmate #271847”
10:54
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Natasha Trethewey’s Redemption
Natasha Trethewey coped with the tragedies of her young life by turning them into exceptional poetry. But those wounds will never fully heal.
Season 5, Episode 16
Natasha Trethewey’s Redemption
26:47
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Through the Fire
Singer-songwriter KT Tunstall, choreographer Pam Tanowitz, and poet Natasha Trethewey
Season 5, Episode 16
Through the Fire
11:45
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Marina Benjamin Goes All In
Marina Benjamin writes to parse the questions that loom largest in her life.
Season 5, Episode 14
Marina Benjamin Goes All In
26:50
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What Matters Most
Writer Marina Benjamin, designer Stefan Sagmeister, and conductor Donald Nally
Season 5, Episode 14
What Matters Most
02:24
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Gregory Pardlo Reads “Problema 4”
Pardlo reads from his 2014 collection, Digest, which won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
Season 5
Gregory Pardlo Reads “Problema 4”